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Azzmer Azzar Bin Abdul Hamid

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Phisolophy (Biotechnology) - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia

Azzmer Azzar Bin Abdul Hamid (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Kuantan Campus


Expert Profile

Azzmer Azzar bin Abdul Hamid obtained his Ph.D from IIUM in Biotechnology and upon completion of his Ph.D, he was appointed as a lecturer at the Department of Biotechnology, Kuliyyah of Science, IIUM Kuantan Campus.
He started his career as a tutor at Open University Malaysia, Johor Bahru. He had taught many Biology courses including Eukaryotic Diversity, Basic Genetics, Current Issues in Science and Plant Physiology. In Research and Development (R&D), he had gained experiences as a research assistant and also a research officer at the Faculty of Bioscience and Medical Engineering, UTM, Johor.
Presently, Dr Azzmer is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Kulliyyah of Science, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Kuantan Campus. His research work is towards the dehalogenation of toxic compounds by microbial enzyme. Recently, he obtained an endowment grant as a principal researcher and fundamental research scheme grant (FRGS) as a co-researcher. He has published some articles regarding protein modeling, rational design, molecular biology and enzyme kinetics at several journals. Apart from that, he served the Ministry of Education as an examiner for Matriculation programme and also as a reviewer ffor Journal of Molecular Modeling.
At the faculty level, he has been actively participating in many programmes including International Conference on Advancement in Science and Technology (iCAST), Forum of Religious Scientific Discourse (ForsD), Kulliyyah of Science Integration Month (KOSIM), Ibadah Camp, Community Service Programme (Kosmate) and a workshop series on natural products (SOLPINAR).

Area of Specialisation

  • Biotechnology ~ Biotechnology ~ Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology ~ Enzyme Technology - Molecular Cloning, Protein Expression, Substrate Docking, Molecular Dynamics Simulation

Teaching Responsibilities

BIOINFOMATICS 2017/2018 2015/2016 2018/2019 2014/2015 2016/2017 2020/2021
BIOINFORMATICS 2019/2020 2020/2021
BIOREMEDIATION 2016/2017 2018/2019 2021/2022 2019/2020
Environmental Biotechnology 2020/2021 2016/2017 2017/2018 2015/2016 2019/2020 2018/2019
FINAL YEAR PROJECT 2014/2015 2020/2021
Integrated Waste Management 2021/2022
PROTEIN BIOTECHNOLOGY 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
WASTE MANAGEMENT AND USAGE 2019/2020 2017/2018 2020/2021 2018/2019

Research Projects

2017 - 2021 In silico Study of Selected Flavonoids from Nelumbo nucifera as Potential Pancreatic Lipase Inhibitor
2017 - 2021 Phytomining of gold from mine wastes by Jatropha Curcas
2017 - 2020 Computational investigation on the interaction of ?-Glucosidase with the cell wall component of pathogenic fungus, Macrophomina phaseolina
2015 - 2016 An Assessment on Microbial Contamination in Drinking Water Wells Exposed to Different Degrees of Submergence during Flood
2015 - 2019 Fundamental Study of the Structure of the Glycerol-3-Phosphate Acyltransferase (GPAT) Protein from Chlorella Sp. on Understanding the Mechanism of Lipid Synthesis
2015 - 2019 The Mechanistic Role of Active Site Residues in Non-Stereospecific Haloacid Dehalogenase E (Dehe) Using Computational Approach
2014 - 2018 Identification of 3CP-Degrading Bacteria from Marine Sponge and its ?-dehalogenase Gene
2021 - Present The Optimisation, Assembly, Testing, Validation, and Scaling Up of the Nanotech COVID19 Rapid Test Kit - Protein Modelling / Kinetics and Rational Design
2019 - Present The mechanism of action of EPS from G. lucidem as ?-glucosidase inhibitors and to identify its role in the regulation of blood glucose level
2019 - Present Investigation on production of biosurfactants and their effect on the molecular interactions of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with ring hydroxylating dioxygenase during biodegradation
2018 - Present Quest on Finding Potential Ebola VP40 Inhibitors: Molecular Dockings and Molecular Dynamics Simulation Studies
2017 - Present Development of Effective Microbes for Decomposition Process
- Structure-based Virtual Interactions of SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein for Molecular Diagnostic & Drug Repurposing



2021 COVID19: bahaya varian Delta dan bagaimana ia menakluki dunia. Majalah Sains, 12 Aug 2021 () pp.
2021 Genomic analysis of a functional haloacid-degrading gene of Bacillus megaterium strain BHS1 isolated from Blue Lake (Mavi Gölü, Turkey). Annals of Microbiology, 71 (1) pp. 1-12
2021 Molecular docking analysis of designed ligands on VP40 of Ebola Virus. Malaysian Journal of Chemistry, 23 (2) pp. 63-73
2021 Phytoremediation of Arsenic in Mine Wastes by Acacia mangium. Remediation, 2021 () pp. 1-11
2021 Virtual screening for potential inhibitors of human hexokinase II for the development of anti-dengue therapeutics. BioTech, 10 (1) pp. 1-28
2020 Characterisation and computational analysis of a novel lipase nanobio-based reagent for visualising latent fingerprints on water-immersed glass slides. Process Biochemistry, 96 () pp. 102-112
2020 Characterization of a 2,2-dichloropropionic acid (2,2-dcp) degrading alkalotorelant bacillus megaterium strain bhs1 isolated from Blue Lake in Turkey. Journal of Tropical Life Science, 10 (3) pp. 245-252
2020 Comparative modelling studies of fruit bromelain using molecular dynamics simulation. Journal of Molecular Modeling, 26 (6) pp.
2020 Computational quest for finding potential Ebola VP40 inhibitors: a molecular docking study = [pencarian pengiraan untuk mencari potensi perencat Ebola VP40: suatu kajian mengedok molekul]. Sains Malaysiana, 49 (3) pp. 537-544
2020 Environmental forensic study: tracing of pollution sources using environmetric technique in Balok and Tunggak Rivers near Gebeng industrial area, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia. Desalination and Water Treatment, 191 () pp. 118-125
2020 Functional profiling of bacterial communities in Lake Tuz using 16S rRNA gene sequences. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 35 (1) pp. 1-10
2020 Functional profiling of bacterial communities in Lake Tuz using 16S rRNA gene sequences. Biotechnology and Biotechnological Equipment, 35 (1) pp. 1-10
2020 Identification and characterization of a 2, 2-dichloropropionic acid (2, 2-DCP) degrading alkalotorelant bacterium strain BHS1 isolated from Blue Lake, Turkey. Journal of Tropical Life Science, 10 (3) pp. 245-252
2020 In silico mutation on a mutant lipase from Acinetobacter haemolyticus towards enhancing alkaline stability. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics, 38 (15) pp. 4493-4507
2020 Molecular docking and dynamic simulation of astragalin reveals inhibitory potential against pancreatic lipase. International Journal of Allied Health Sciences (IJAHS), 4 (2) pp. 1175-1190
2020 Molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulations studies on β-glucosidase and xylanase Trichoderma asperellum to predict degradation order of cellulosic components in oil palm leaves for nanocellulose preparation. Journal of Molecular Structure and Dynamics, () pp. 1-14
2020 The assessment of three dimensional modelling design for single strand DNA aptamers for computational chemistry application. Biophysical Chemistry, 267 () pp.
2020 Virtual screening for potential inhibitors of human hexoki-nase ii for the development of anti-dengue therapeutics. MDPI Biotech, () pp.
2019 Functional annotation of selected streptococcus pneumoniae hypothetical proteins. Malaysia Journal of Science Health and Technology, 4 (Special Issue, KoSiST 2018) pp. 12-16
2019 In silico screening of aptamers configuration against hepatitis B surface antigen. Advances in Bioinformatics, 2019 (12 pages) pp. 1-12
2019 In silico structural and functional annotation of nine essential hypothetical proteins from Streptococcus pneumoniae. Indonesian Journal of Chemistry, () pp.
2019 Microbial hydrolytic enzymes: In silico studies between polar and tropical regions. Polar Science, 20 (part 1) pp. 9-18
2019 The mechanistic role of active site residues in non-stereo haloacid dehalogenase E(DehE). Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modelling, 90 () pp. 219-225
2018 Comparative structural analysis of fruit and stem bromelain from Ananas comosus. Food Chemistry, 566 () pp. 183-191
2018 Effect of 2014 massive flood on well water qualities: a case study on Kelantan River basin, Malaysia. Journal of Water and Land Development, 2018 (38) pp. 127-136
2018 In silico study of carvone derivatives as potential neuraminidase inhibitors. Journal of Molecular Modeling, 24 (4) pp. 1-13
2018 Interaction of monomeric Ebola VP40 protein with a plasma membrane: a coarse-grained molecular dynamics (CGMD) simulation study. Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling, 82 () pp. 137-144
2018 Molecular docking analysis of 6-paradol, Zingerone and Zerumbone against human estrogen receptor alpha (ERɑ). International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10 (6 Special Issue 2018: Data Information Engineering) pp. 113-118
2018 Molecular docking and dynamics (MD) simulation of 6-gingerol and 6-shogaol against human estrogen receptor alpha (ERɑ). International Journal of Integrated Engineering, 10 (6 Special Issue 2018: Data Information Engineering) pp. 119-127
2017 In silico binding interactions of dehalogenase (Dehe) with various haloalkanoic acids. Galeri Warisan Sains, 1 (1) pp. 4-6
2017 In silico molecular analysis of novel L-specific dehalogenase from Rhizobium sp. RC1. Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 13 (1) pp. 50-60
2017 Investigation on plasmid DNA separation under vacuum suction using cellulose generated and polyethersulfone ultra filters. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 7 (7) pp. 46-50
2017 Lactic acid bacteria with antimicrobial properties isolated from the instestines Of Japanese Quail (Coturnix coturnix Japonica). Galleri Warisan Sains, 1 (1) pp. 10-12
2015 An S188V mutation alters substrate specificity of non-stereospecific α-haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase E (DehE). PLoS ONE, 10 (3) pp. 1-21
2015 Isolation and identification of 3-chloropropionic acid degrading bacterium from marine spong. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences & Engineering) , 77 (25) pp. 71-75
2015 Isolation of moderately halophilic lipase producing bacteria from sponges in Pahang coastal water, Malaysia. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (25) pp. 57-61
2014 Insights into the stereospecificity of the d-specific dehalogenase from Rhizobium sp. RC1 toward D-and L-2-chloropropionate. Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 28 (4) pp. 608-615
2014 Molecular characterization of monochloroacetate-degrading arthrobacter sp. Strain d2 isolated from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia agricultural area. Bioremediation Journal, 18 (1) pp. 12-19
2013 Identification of functional residues essential for dehalogenation by the non-stereospecific a-haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase from Rhizobium sp. RC1 . Journal of Basic Microbiology, 53 () pp. 1-7
2013 Identification of putative Cof-like hydrolase associated with dehalogenase in Enterobacter cloacae MN1 isolated from the contaminated sea-side area of the Philippines . Malaysian Journal of Microbiology, 9 (3) pp. 253-259
2013 Molecular modelling and functional studies of the non-stereospecific α-haloalkanoic acid dehalogenase (DehE) from Rhizobium sp. RC1 and its association with 3-chloropropionic acid (β-chlorinated aliphatic acid). Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment, 27 (2) pp. 3725-3736
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 Characterization of a 2,2-dichloropropionic acid (2,2-dcp) degrading alkalotorelant Bacillus megaterium strain BHS1 isolated from Blue Lake in Turkey. In: International Conference By Biotechnology Society Of Nepal (ICBSN-2021),
2019 In-silico selection of aptamer: a review on the revolutionary approach to understand the aptamer design and interaction through computational chemistry. In: 2018 International Conference on Chemical Sciences and Engineering: Advance and New Materials (ICCSE 2018),
2019 Molecular docking analysis of β-1,4-Glucosidase from trichoderma harzianum against mycelial cell wall components of macrophomina phaseolina. In: 2nd International Conference on Biosciences and Medical Engineering (ICBME) 2019,
2019 The mechanistic role of active site residues in non-stereo Haloacid Dehalogenase E (DehE). In: 2nd International Conference on Biosciences & Medical Engineering 2019,
2018 A quest on finding new potential ebola vp40 inhibitors: molecular docking and molecular dynamics simulation studies. In: Computer-aided Drug Design 2018,
2017 Identifying potential inhibitors of human hexokinase II for the development of anti-dengue therapeutics via virtual screening approaches. In: 4th Asian Regional Conference on Systems Biology,
2017 Molecular docking of selected flavonoid compounds from nelumbo nucifera as potential pancreatic lipase inhibitor. In: 8th Malaysian Symposium of Biomedical Science,
2017 Virulent genes determination of streptococcus agalactiae isolated from Malaysian red tilapia (Oreochromis spp) in Malaysia. In: 10th Symposium on Diseases in Asian Aquaculture (DAA10),
2016 Assessment on the quality on drinking wells exposed to different degrees of submergence during flood in Kelantan. In: Persidangan Kajian Bencana Banjir 2014,
2013 The structural and functional studies of the non-stereospecific α-haloacid dehalogenase (DehE) from rhizobium sp. RC1 . In: Biomicroworld2013,

2017 Microbes in biotechnological applications. Penerbit UTM Press, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, ISBN: 978-983-52-1442-4
Book Section

2020 Gene expression analysis of fruit bromelain in ripening of Ananas comosus cultivar MD 2. In: Trans Tech Publications Ltd, ISBN: 978-303571664-1, pp. 209-214
2016 Basic analysis of L-specific microbial dehalogenases. In: UTM Press, ISBN: 978-983-52-1271-0, pp. 1-80
2016 Identification of an unknown bacteria and evaluation of its potential use in bioremediation. In: UTM Press, ISBN: 978-983-52-1271-0, pp. 69-80
2016 Taxonomical analysis of of beta-haloalcanoic asid-degrading bacteria. In: Penerbit UTM Press, ISBN: 9789835213465, pp. 20-46